After attempting to apologize to Mendes by admitting that he's a recovering addict as well, Mendes goes on explain her view on addiction within Hollywood very succinctly.
"Iím not angry. But because celebritiesí lives are so visible, I think it makes it look lighter than it is. I have a really good sense of humor, Iím just very sensitive. The other day I was reading an article. I donít even remember who the actress was, but sheís been around for a long time. She said something like, 'Iím proud that Iíve had a whole career without making it to rehab.' I thought, Thatís such a negative twist on it. Iím proud of people who have the determination and the fearlessness to actually go and face their demons and get better. This is a life or death situation. Again, Iím not a spokesperson for this, but itís just that I want to support people for their decisions when they do go in and get help."